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A 38-year-old member asked:

Sensitive tooth after semi-permanent filling. is this normal?

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Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Maybe: If the filling is intact and strong enough, some sensitivity might be normal, but it should decrease over time. I suspect the reason for a "semi-permanent filling" is that the tooth might have a questionable prognosis. Please ask the dentist who placed the filling what he/she thinks about continued sensitivity.
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
51 years experience
Infection?: If still sensitive after a week, the tooth may be infected and surely dying = if so it will need either a root canal therapy or a tooth extraction. Check back with your dentist as an infection is nothing to play around with.
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